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Chopin's Waltzes

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:40 pm    Post subject: Chopin's Waltzes

During the lifetime of Frederic Chopin, the Waltz became very popular, both as a dance and as saloon music. No worthy middle-class home could afford to be without the piano and the Waltz was the perfect piece for the pretty daughter or wife to play. Chopin himself had poured scorn on the Waltz, writing home from Vienna. "They actually call Waltzes works". And so eventually did he as the businessman he was. A complete summary by Robert Stahlbrand.

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